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Canton Burmese Pattern Chess Set, 1836

  • Canton Burmese Pattern Chess Set, 1836
  • Canton Burmese Pattern Chess Set, 1836
  • Canton Burmese Pattern Chess Set, 1836
  • Canton Burmese Pattern Chess Set, 1836

A Good 'Burmese Pattern' Export Ivory Chess Set by Hoaching, Canton, 1836

one side stained red, the other side left natural, the chessmen with elaborately carved decoration, kings and queens with carved faces and fleur-de-lys, bishops with mitres, knights with horses' heads, rooks as raised turrets with flags, the White Rooks with Union Flags, pawns with bud finials, in the original wooden box of square section with sliding lid, 'W.T. Copeland 1836' in pencil, 'Hoaching' trade label to the reverse of the lid

King: 9.7cm high

Pawn: 5.3cm high

Box: 13cm wide, 10cm high

Provenance: William Taylor Copeland, MP (1797- 1868)

Hoaching was a premier silversmith concern in Canton that also produced exquisitely carved ivory. He was a prolific craftsman, and his shop was considered one of the most expensive in Canton.

Stock Reference: EB 1872


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory dating from before March 3rd 1947, it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to relatively recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.


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